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Explain the antibody reactions of agglutination?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Antibody tests

Latex beads are coated with an antigen.
You you have antibodies against that antigen, your serum may agglutinate the beads. A titer can be determined by diluting the serum. Sometimes, a high titer may not agglutinate until the serum is diluted (prozone effect).

In brief: Antibody tests

Latex beads are coated with an antigen.
You you have antibodies against that antigen, your serum may agglutinate the beads. A titer can be determined by diluting the serum. Sometimes, a high titer may not agglutinate until the serum is diluted (prozone effect).
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